Snohomish County Labor Council, AFL/CIO

Minutes of the Meeting of May 26, 2004


The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by President Chapman followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Minutes of the previous meeting were approved as typed as corrected noting that the under contract negotiations the report from SPEEA was given by Mark Moshay, not Bob Rommel.




  • IAFF 2694: Todd Cole
  • IAM 160: Kyle Kuntz, Dave Volkmann
  • IBEW 46: Erick Lee
  • IBEW 89: Ray Egelhoff
  • Iron Workers 86: Dave Chase
  • Teamsters 38: Gary Schmidt
  • Teamsters 763: David Grage


M/S/C to seat the present delegates. Erick Lee, IBEW 46 and Gary Schmidt, Teamsters 38 were sworn in.





Secretary-Treasurer Sells reported on recent meetings and events he had attended on behalf of the Labor Council. They included: Labor Roundtables, CWU Board of Trustees; Everett Housing Authority, CLC Leadership Meetings; Teamsters Joint Council 28; the Everett School Superintendent’s meeting on ‘No Child Left Behind’, and the Snohomish County Citizen’s Cabinet. He also asked delegates for feedback regarding the potential of NASCAR locating in the north Marysville area.


Puget Sound Labor Agency-Suzanne Moreau, Director, reported on the Snohomish County Visioning Committee and showed a video on methamphetamine production in the county. A presentation was made by Sheriff Rick Bart to honor three people who have been working to reduce the use of meth in the community. They were AFSCME 1811 JPD members: Jamie Reed, Terri Scown and Lore Hordes. He also discussed the impact of meth manufacturing on neighborhoods in the county.




Community Services-Suzanne Moreau, Puget Sound Labor Agency director reported on the Letter Carriers Food Drive that worked in partnership with the Volunteers of America.  318,371 lbs of food came in this year. She thanked those that helped. Other fundraising activities for Operation Shortfall have been discussed including a paintball tournament recommended by Jason Redrup of IAM 751.

            Nancy Holland Young, Puget Sound Labor Agency noted they were still working on a Bill Borders event. They will be sponsoring a golf tournament on August 22nd before the WSLC Convention. A special foodbank has been set up for locked-out Darigold workers.


Organizing-Paul Quaintance, UFCW 1105, stated that meetings are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month here at the Labor Temple. The committee has come up with a list of non-union establishments that could be potential campaigns, and asked delegates if they knew if anyone worked at those establishments.


WISHA Monitoring Committee-Tom Plummer, IAM 751A discussed issues of confusion on lost time for an injured worker that had been locked out, as well as the emergency dump truck rule which now requires spotters and/or tv cameras. The rule went into effect on May 15th. He stated that a workers comp review board was currently reviewing rules for workers compensation. Under discussion are the following: 1. A desire by business to cash-out injured workers. 2. A doctor’s pool that business could insist injured workers report to. 3. Figuring the cost of medical into payments thereby cutting them. 4. Farmworker rates. 5. Doing away with figuring in pensions in the rates. 6. 4 quarter averaging. 7. A flat rate of 54%. 8. Deregulation of self insured with the company having a right to medical files.

            He also noted the use by farmers of retro funds being used to sue WISHA to keep them from inspections.


M/S/C to extend meeting for 20 minutes.



Clyde Hayashi, AFL/CIO presented the Working Families Toolkit which is on line and available to affiliates. Bob Gorman, AFL/CIO State Director spoke on the Working Families Toolkit

The Secretary-Treasurer noted that the following motions were made from the floor at the last meeting for the purpose of voting on them at this meeting. Secretary-Treasurer excused himself from the meeting for the COPE vote because it directly affected the House race he is in. Notes for the COPE endorsement were taken by Vice President Jackie Boschok.

M/S/F to recommend to the WSLC the endorsement of David Simpson for 38th District, House, Pos. 2

M/S/C to recommend to the WSLC endorsement of Robert Alsdorf for State Supreme Court.

Chris Glenn, WSLC Labor Co-ordinator spoke about the June 7 to June 27 Spring Walk. We will be doing Labor/Neighbor after that into November.







Organizing Reports

Leonard Kelley, IBT 38, reported on Smokey Point Concrete organizing. They make $3.00 to $6.00 an hour less than union companies. He has a petition signed for an election, and they will be holding a support rally on June 16th out in Arlington at 5:30 AM in the morning in front of the company.

Contract Negotiations

UFCW 1105- Paul Quaintance, UFCW 1105, asked delegates to take the UFCW dollars and use them to show support for the locals involved in the current grocery negotiations.


Other Local activities-No further reports


NEW BUSINESS-No further new business




David Simpson, thanked the Council for giving him a few minutes. He noted that he was a member of Labor and had gone to Olympia. He stated that he served Everett, Marysville and the Tulalip Reservation.


Community Services Drawing winner: Chris Glenn, SPEEA


Adjourned at 7:46 PM





From Washington State Labor Council, AFL/CIO


  • 5/18/04 Rick S. Bender, President & Diane McDaniel, Political Director re   assistance for Labor 2004
  • 5/24/04 Rick S Bender, President, re: Elsie Schrader Award and National Employment Law Project




  • 4/29/04 John J. Sweeney, President, re followup on Show Us the Jobs tour
  • 5/3/04 John J. Sweeney, President, re House and Senate Democratic Immigration Reform bills


From Local Unions and Councils

  • 5/11/04, e mail from Mike Hatfield, President, UFCW 44; Mike Williams, President, UFCW 81; Teresa Iverson, President, UFCW 367; Paul Festag, President, UFCW 381; Sharon McCann, President, UFCW 1105, thank you to Sec Treas for speaking at Solidarity Suite on Friday, April 30th
  • Undated, SPEEA Everett Office Staff thanking SCLC in joining them for their Open House


From Officials


  • 4/22/04 Ray Stephanson, Mayor, City of Everett thanking the Sec Treas for his help with the 10th Anniversary of the Naval Station celebration.
  • 5/12/04 Maria Cantwell, U.S. Senator, re:unemployment benefits legislation


From Candidates


  • 5/9/04 Jim Moeller for State Rep, 49th District, soliciting support
  • 5/18/04 Brian Weinstein, 41st District State Senate, soliciting support
  • 5/19/04 Daniel J. Evans and Associates, re: support for Vaska for Attorney General, R
  • Undated, Mary Helen Roberts, 21st District House, campaign kickoff, June 6th, South County Senior Center, Edmonds, WA
  • Undated, Mary Kay Becker for State Supreme Court, campaign kickoff on May 25th
  • Undated, John Lovick, 44th District House, campaign kickoff on June 18th, 6 PM to 9 PM at 2403 – 157th Place SE, Mill Creek, WA
  • Undated, Jean Berkey, State Senate, 38th District, campaign kick-off on May 27th at 5:30 PM at the Marine View Banquet Center, Northwest Room


From Organizations


  • 4/23/04 Randy Revelle, Chairman, Washington Coalition for Insurance Parity asking us to continue support for mental health parity in Washington State.
  • 5/3/04 Ross K. Rieder, President, Pacific Northwest Labor History Association re: May 21-23 conference at the University of Oregon.
  • 5/17/04, Edwin R. Petersen, Executive Director and Deborah Harris Bolton, thanking Council for donation and Sec Treas for attending Stone Soup event on May 14th.
  • Undated, Snohomish County Center for Battered Women soliciting donations


From Individuals


  • From Dylan and Christine Malone thanking SCLC for remembrance cards sent for their son who died recently.






AFSCME 109E: Robert Mueller, Shawn Smith, Scott White



AFSCME 1811:


AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Fraser, Patty Goins, Myrsa Montoya

AFSCME 1811JPD: Chris Harper


AFSCME 1811PA: David Kurtz




AFSCME 1020:

AFSCME 1355:

AFSCME 2753:

AFSCME 2964:

AFT 772: Kim Mead, Mike Sells

AFT 1873:

AFT 4254: D. J. Wilson

APWU 484:

ATU 883:

ATU 1576: Dick McManus

GCIU 767M:


IAFF 46: Robert Downey

IAFF 1984:

IAFF 2694:

IAM 130: David Volkmann

IAM 751A: Bob Neumann, Tom Plummer, Jason Redrup, Bruce Spalding

IAM 751C: Gregory Powell

IAM 751E:

IAM 751F: Jackie Boschok, Duanne Roope


IBEW 46: John Fraine, Erick Lee, Bill Mirand

IBEW 77: Peg Chrisman

IBEW 89: Mike Ferrucci

IBEW 191: Darrell Chapman, Travis Patterson, Jeff Seibert

IBT 38: Leonard Kelley, Rick Olson

IBT 763:



ILWU 32:

IUOE 302:


IW 86:

IW 506:

LIUNA 292: Hazel Goehring

NALC 791:

National Writers Union:


OPEIU 277:

PacNW Newspaper Guild:

SEIU 775:

SEIU 925: Toni Bohan

SEIU 1199NW: Steve Moll

SMIU 66:

SPEEA: Steven Bish, Tim Bond, Chris Glenn, Joe Lake, Mark Moshay, Roger Pullman, Alan Rice, Bob Rommel, David Simpson, Kurt Schuetz

UA 26:

UFCW 44:


UFCW 1001:

UFCW 1105: Nancy Holland-Young, Paul Quaintance, Arthur Rice


Excused Delegates

AFSCME 1811CA: Jay Crockett

IAM 751C: Hank Getchman, Rod Sigvartson

IAM 751F: Judy Neumann

IBT 38: Mike Campbell, Janine Dibble, Chuck Jewell, Barry Lund

LIUNA 292: Jim Smith



Rick Bart, Snohomish County Sheriff

Bob Gorman, AFL/CIO

Clyde Hayashi, AFL/CIO

Lore Hordes, AFSCME 1811JPD

Lonnie Moore, IUPAT

Suzanne Moreau, Director Puget Sound Labor Agency

Jamie Reed, AFSCME 1811JPD

Terri Slown, AFSCME 1811JPD